I don’t know what today’s “oven” does but can tell you that the aluminum kitchen set did nothing for me, with the plastic produce and meat. I wanted something that worked. The dream was the E-Z Bake Oven with baking compartment, trays, mixes and a 120 watt light bulb.
The first thing we tried was pretzels and the mix was way too wet and neither my mother nor I knew to add flour and knead it. After washing hands of gooey dough I do remember cooking a chocolate cake in it, that could feed a doll.
Perhaps that’s what led me to the library and Betty Crocker’s Boys and Girls Cookbook, because this oven was lame even by my standards at age 6-7.
Thank you, Hasbro, I went to cooking school and became a very good cook and you helped me get there. Perhaps the light bulb was the idea. If so, it was worth the trial and errors. Cheers, Dee